After manymany years of partnership, my aunt Penny and uncle Bernard decided to make it official and get hitched. I unfortunately couldn’t make it to their wedding (it coincided with my Africa trip), so instead I made these tea towels—images created in Paint, then printed via Spoonflower (linen-cotton canvas fabric, fat quarter size if you’re looking to make your own).
The towels are Thread Bear and Onion, two small furry creatures that accompany Penny and Bernard on their travels around the world and show up in their holiday snaps, generally getting into mischief.
Me with TB & O, 2004, somewhere in Italy—Pisa maybe?
The hats they’re wearing in the center towel match the hats that Penny and Bernard themselves wore during the ceremony, because they are British, and as Joni Mitchell says:We don’t need no piece of paper from the city hall
Keepin’ us tight and true
But, any excuse to wear a beautiful hat, hey what?
The empty concrete walkway in our backyard filled up with water. I opened our back door to inspect, and found this little fella exploring the doorstep.
We sat and watched the rain together for a long time.
So grumpy. So tired of getting yelled at for living in Brooklyn.
KJ: …And then I had an awkward moment when Noah introduced me to his new bandmate, and he said “This is Dale, who just joined the band,” and I said “Congratulations!!!” And they both looked at me like I was crazy.
KJ: And then later I told this to Zach, and he said that that was a normal thing to say and that Noah and Dale were the crazy ones, but I think he was just being polite.
KJ: Because it’s really not a normal thing to say, who says that? “Congratulations on getting to join Yvette!”
Mark: Well you could also have meant congratulations on the album release.
KJ: …oh. Yeah. Haaa!
Mark: That’s probably what Zach thought you—
KJ: Yep, that’s definitely what Zach thought I meant.
Facebook has started letting you see when people unsubscribe from your party updates.
And here’s one to make Berkowitz reconsider his goat-petting-based decision making practices:
Can you see that the laces are purple? The laces are purple.
KJ: i thought of going as Dorothy again because I have those red sparkly shoes, but in the book they’re silver. I mean, I have silver sparkly shoes too…
Mark: But then all night you’ll have to go around being That Person who says “Well actually, in the book her shoes are silver.”
KJ: Exactly. And I’m already That Person enough as it is. So I’m not sure what else to be. I guess I could go as Sherlock Holmes, but I’d need to get a pipe…
Mark: And a deerstalker hat.
KJ: Well actually, in the books he doesn’t really wear that hat…
First thought: “Man, it’s amazing that they found a cat whose eyes match the background so exactly!”
These guys got the memo too:
How…. how did Google do that?
Does Google know what programs I have open?
Does Google know what my specific Powerpoint inadequacies are?
Does the mac 2011 version of Powerpoint cause so much frustration that it’s the number one return for the word “Select”?
At least Big Brother is helpful.
I wish I could remember who said what… and why.
“We’ll call it Stockupie Wall Street.”
“What will be you be protesting for? Puns?”
“We’ll throw pie in the faces of the money men!”
“Sometimes you dance your way out of your pants, and sometimes you dance your way into your pants.”
-Ivy, during the Bowl Movements winter trip 2012